The Head and the Heart On-Air With Shelby: The Mid-20s ‘Universal Struggle’
Not only does the Seattle-based folk-rock band have a sold out Red Rocks show this week, but they will also be playing right here in Fort Collins for CSU Ram Fest (August 26). The Head and the Heart's drummer, Tyler Williams, gave me a call from the road to chat cutting class and what it is about the band that we twenty-somethings just can't 'shake.'
Williams believes the band is responsible for our cloudy, drizzly 'Seattle' day in Colorado. I'd like to take a moment to thank them for that before we continue.
This morning, when I found out I'd be speaking with the band on the air, I remembered where I was two years ago; post-breakup, post-grad and listening to 'Another Story,' while riding my bike to work through Old Town Fort Collins every day contemplating the direction of my life. I also recalled a past interview, in which Williams credited his band's success to twenty-somethings who found their music, as I did, undeniably easy to relate to.
'The lyrics are pretty relatable from a mid-20s standpoint,' Williams told News Day New York.
What specifically do you think they're relating to? When we made the album, everybody had moved from different places to Seattle. It happens in everyone's lives - you graduate college or high school and everyone goes their own way. You don't know when you'll see these people again. You don't know when you'll see your family again. ... You're struggling money-wise. It's the universal struggle everyone goes through. source: Newsday.com
The band will be playing to a crowd of thousands of those included in that 'universal struggle' at CSU Ram Fest this Friday, and you can hear what Williams says about it in our interview audio here: